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If you are excited about linking science, technology, and innovation to promote the health of the ocean and communities, come work with the Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory headquartered in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.

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    The Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory seeks an Associate Specialist or Specialist to manage a portfolio of projects focused on diverse marine topic areas, including deep sea mining, biodiversity protections and marine protected areas in the high seas. Expertise in marine science and policy, ideally in the international high seas, will be required for this position. The successful candidate will also lead marine data management, as well as work closely with several diverse collaborators and stakeholders. Some sea-going field work may be required, which will require the employee to work on research vessels ranging in size from 12′ to global class vessels. The position may involve international travel; the incumbent must be able to legally travel between the US and these international sites.


    The Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory is seeking individuals to fly an unmanned aircraft – or drone – to monitor shark populations along the Santa Barbara County coastline for SharkEye. SharkEye is a collaborative research effort that pairs aerial footage with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect great white sharks. The goal of the project is to learn more about shark biology and behavior and help people safely share the ocean with marine wildlife.